November 11th, 2011 | University

Cross Campus: 11.11.11

Professor John Coleman Darnell and a team of Belgian scientists have determined that a number of Egyptian petroglyphs from the east bank of the Nile were created about 15,000 years ago.
Professor John Coleman Darnell and a team of Belgian scientists have determined that a number of Egyptian petroglyphs from the east bank of the Nile were created about 15,000 years ago. Photo by Wikimedia Commons.

Occupy Old Campus? A group of students set up tents on Harvard Yard in Cambridge earlier this week to show solidarity with the international Occupy movement, and in protest of Harvard’s role in promoting income inequality nationwide, the Harvard Crimson reported.

Why? Gusts of 15-30 miles per hour are forecast today — winds that normally would not be significant, but that, given that trees and limbs across the state remain weak from the October Nor’easter, may cause more power outages. Gov. Dannel Malloy on Thursday warned residents to prepare for the worst. “They are likely to have some impact tomorrow and I’m urging residents to take precaution if they’re planning to be outside tomorrow,” Malloy said.

Welcome to the network. Pierson Master Harvey Goldblatt took to Facebook on Thursday, adding a profile picture and posting comments on an account that appears to have been dormant since it was created in 2007.

Who needs SNL? In the wake of an aldermanic race that energized students supporting both Vinay Nayak ’14 and Sarah Eidelson ’12, signs have appeared on Cross Campus encouraging students to ditch their other options and “Vote Voldemort.” Meanwhile, at the Class of 2012 Masquerade Ball on Wednesday evening, a handful of seniors claimed to be wearing Nayak masks.

Those were the days. Professor John Coleman Darnell and a team of Belgian scientists have determined that a number of Egyptian petroglyphs from the east bank of the Nile were created about 15,000 years ago, making them the oldest rock art in Egypt, the Office of Public Affairs announced on Thursday.

Got futons? Silliman Master Judith Krauss emailed students in her college earlier this week to ask students if they would like to host students in Harvard’s Pforzheimer House, Silliman’s sister house, the Friday night before The Game. The infiltration begins.

Now on sale. Students were in Commons on Thursday selling cap-sacs (“fanny-packs for your head!” according to Facebook) saying “HARVARD SUCKS” on the front. Students will be in Commons selling the hats again today and throughout the weekend, until supplies run out. No word whether Gen. Stanley McChrystal stopped by to pick up his cap-sac yet.

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